Wyden, Merkley vote to confirm Sotomayor

Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley both voted Thursday to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“As as our nation’s first Hispanic justice, this is a historic confirmation,” Merkley said in a statement after the vote.

“Her diverse background and set of life experiences give her valuable insight into the real world application of the law and complement her careful, well-reasoned judicial approach. I’m very proud to have supported her confirmation,” he said.